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Husband Ordered To Pay Wife Marriage Compensation!

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Graham Perry
Graham Perry
Experienced Arbitration Lawyer | China & Chinese Business Affairs | Public Speaker/Lecturer.

A break from the big political issues today with a report that a Beijing court has ordered a husband to pay his divorce-seeking wife 50,000 yuan in compensation for five years unpaid labour at home during their marriage.

Mr Chen + Ms Wang were married in 2015. They have one child. In the divorce Wang demanded an equal split of the couple’s marital assets + asked for 160,000 yuan as compensation for housework + childcare.

China’s first-ever Civil code came into effect at start of 2021 giving spouses the right to claim compensation if he/she does the lion’s share of duties at home incl raising children + looking after elderly family members.


A 2018 survey found that Chinese women spend an average of 2hrs 6mins on housework each day – three times that of men.

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